The collapse of the history of European fencing
Defense from the true science of weapons and the response of field maestro Francisco Lorenz de Rada, Knight of the Order of St. Santiago, Marquis de las Torres de Rada, Senior Chancellor and Permanent Secretary of the Royal Audience of New Spain and the island of Santo Domingo and the Philippines. ”
The Commander of the Order of St. Santiago – Francisco Lorenzo de Rada – can rightly be called the enlightener of all the “experts” in the history of European fencing – what now exists, what their predecessors are.
As you know, the founder of one of the fundamental doctrines of deep psychology Lipot Sondi said the following: “Choice makes fate.” The choice of a profession, business, person …
And today is the very moment when the choice of one Book as part of a scientific study preparing for the 2019 scientific expedition to Mexico, determined the fate of the entire world historical excursion into the depths that gave rise to “European fencing”.
Honestly, I knew that when we started to study Mexico, we would find a lot of interesting things; that without an understanding of the history of Argentina, Brazil, and other Latin American countries, reflections on the “true” or “true” history of European fencing would not be complete, nor would studies in the field of European mysticism.
But the fact that one book is capable of destroying the whole modern picture of ideas about the history of Europe is something that I could not even imagine when for the first time one important work was in my hands. It seems that in fiction such meetings are described by special epithets and are usually called fatal …
This book is in itself “terrible.” And the problem of the modern average weighted coefficient of intelligence is also that the average person, having become acquainted with this book, is unlikely to show due respect for it and, on the whole, will understand what’s what. But this is what distinguishes scientific research from the idle satisfaction of curiosity. The facts are stubborn; You cannot say anything against their existence in science.
Well, first things first. First of all, let me introduce you to the author of the treatise “Protection from true science.” These are Field Master Francisco Lawrence de Rada, Knight of the Order of Santiago, Marquis de las Torres de Rada, Senior Chancellor and Permanent Secretary of the Royal Audience of New Spain and the Islands of Santo Domingo and the Philippines. What title, ladies and gentlemen? Firm and respected, right?
Do you know that the first is “striking”? The fact is that the NIGHT in front of us is the one who holds the weapon in his hands, fights and wins. Not the one who just writes treatises! Knight! One who really went through fire and water. The one who went through the war, who participated in the war in the Philippines, in Mexico – yes, in the various operations of the Conquista. And the teachers de Rada were the same knights who fought and fought in the real way.
And we will have to start a conversation with you from an extremely “unpleasant” topic.
WHO ALREADY GOES TO EUROPE?
British fencing guides (and then others, imitating them) tell us about the “greatest masters” – such as Achilles Marozzo, who is even called the “founder of European fencing”. No less stunning maestros are positioned by Giacomo de Grassi, Camillo Agrippa, Francesco Alfieri and many others …
But all the regalia of greatness of the declared masters disappear and even disappear from one single question asked by the knight of the Order of St. Santiago: “WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?”
WHO ARE THEY? They never fought in their life; they have nothing to do with war and martial art.
Who are they? They are the maestro. They are not knights, not warriors. “Maestro?” Yes, even so. But these people did not fight in any campaign. They simply wrote books without participating in any military battles.
And who “has the right” to ask them “recognizable maestro” such uncomfortable and even “unpleasant” questions? Who is opposing them?
However, such phenomena as General Jeronimo de Carranza, Luis Pacheco de Narvaez, as well as representatives of the entire Neapolitan system that survived wars, battles and battles. The Neapolitan school “did not just participate” in the war, it arose from the war, it was born by it and hardened in battle, as in a furnace.
For example, Maestro Nicolo Teracuse and Ventura’s treatise, “True Neapolitan Fencing” of 1725, gives the reader a clear understanding that in fact there is Neapolitan fencing (and that it is not equal to Italian fencing); the following words from the treatise express how much this art was appreciated and respected: “… and I was convinced of this, bypassing Italy, Spain and France; I tell you that the Neapolitan fence is the flower of all nations. ”